/Official: 2019 Porsche 718T Boxster and Cayman

Official: 2019 Porsche 718T Boxster and Cayman

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The suffix ‘T’ is a special one for Porsche aficionados as it reminds them of the magnificent 911T of the 1960s. But Porsche decided it’s time to sully this badge, too, by using it as a marketing ploy to sell more Boxsters and Caymans. So please welcome the new Porsche 718T, a touring, sort of, version of the entry-level sports car by the German manufacturer. 

Okay, so sully may be a tad harsh, since Porsche 718T actually has some decent specs. But the fact remains, it is not a 911 and therefore not worthy of that special little letter. In any case, the new richer, tauter variant of the Boxster and Cayman is a departure from Porsche’s usual way of improving a sports model, which includes adding power and lowering weight. These models are all about equipment and features.

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So Porsche 718T Boxster and Cayman came for the first time in this range with the 20-inch alloy wheels, the PASM sports chassis lowered by 20 millimetres, and Sport Chrono package at the same time. While you can order the 718T with a PDK, Porsche recommends the six-speed gearbox and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV), including mechanical rear axle differential locking, for the 300 PS 2.0-litre turbocharged engine.

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The lowered ride height of the Porsche 718T is furthered enhanced with centrally positioned sports exhaust with black, chrome-plated twin tailpipes. Furthermore, the model comes with a range of special colors, including Lava Orange and Miami Blue. Inside, the main garnish elements include black door pulls in the door panels and sports seats with electric two-way adjustment, black Sport-Tex centre sections and the “718” logo embroidered on the headrests. You can add to this a larger infotainment screen with new graphics.

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As for pricing, the new Porsche 718 Cayman T costs from 63,047 euros in Germany and the 718 Boxster T from 65,070 euro. They are worth the extra cash you have to shell out for them compared to a regular Boxi or Cayman because these will hold their value better. So you will make the difference come sale time.

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